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St Nicholas
December 07, 2020
The liturgical season of Advent has given rise to many great traditions, from the election of the Boy Bishop, to St Nicholas, to Carolling.
October 05, 2017
Others maintain his bones were stolen and taken to the southern Italian town of Bari
July 07, 2017
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June 06, 2017
St Nicholas has become the Russian Orthodox Church's most popular saint, credited with miracles and with preventing catastrophes in Russia
December 11, 2014
The real Francis is not the kindly figure in white showing indulgence to all that the world imagines
December 05, 2014
Much-loved Fr Dennis Higgins has caused a storm over his apparent remarks to children. But why are we obsessed by the figure of a great fat man bearing presents?
December 06, 2012
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